MS symptoms are very common, and they vary in every sufferer. The most important MS symptoms to have been the inability to focus, inability to concentrate, and fatigue. If someone can't concentrate and is fatigued then they are very likely to have MS. Here are some other symptoms of multiple sclerosis:
- Numbness and tingling in the extremities. MS numbness usually affects one side of your body, while tingling usually affects both. When people with MS have a stroke or a serious accident, the numbness and tingling can last for years. These sensations are from damage to the brain or from fluid moving around the brain. MS sufferers will also sometimes have feelings of burning and "pins and needles" in their hands.
- Muscle weakness. MS muscle weakness results from damage to the nerves that allow muscles to work. Weakness often comes on suddenly and seems to be caused by stress. If you have MS symptoms, you may notice that you're unable to move as much as you once could. This myelin destruction leads to decreased strength in your muscles.
- Varicose veins and edema. MS is one of the few diseases that can have serious physical outcomes for even very young children. Because MS causes myelin to break down in the body, there is increased pressure in the veins. One of the most common symptoms of MS symptoms is varicose veins, which can be very painful and difficult to see.
- Loss of memory. MS is usually diagnosed when patients' first MS symptoms show up. If there is an early sign of an MS diagnosis, then the earlier it can be treated, the better. In many cases, the first MS symptoms can be detected during a routine exam by a family or friends. When this happens, it is extremely important to notify the patient's doctor or health care provider that one has MS so appropriate tests can be done.
- Muscle weakness and spasticity. Another common sign of MS is a loss of muscle tone, usually in the limbs. This can also be seen in the general population, but it is more noticeable in people with MS. It's thought that because the muscles lose so much tone, the brain cannot send proper signals to perform basic functions, which leads to early symptoms of MS. It is also believed that the imbalance of muscles causes movement problems in MS sufferers.
- Dizziness and difficulty walking. The difficulty walking and the dizziness is one of the hallmarks of MS. Walking can become very painful and tiring, especially when a person has to deal with their own personal pain such as pain from the muscles and joints.
MS symptoms can be difficult to spot initially, which makes it very hard to cure or treat MS. In order to gain a better understanding of some of the more obvious symptoms, it is helpful to do a little research into the disease. For example, fatigue is one of the most well-known symptoms of MS, as is lack of appetite, and blurred vision. Other symptoms include extreme tiredness, poor concentration, bladder and bowel problems, and numbness or tingling in the hands and feet. These are just a few of the signs that MS affects people with all kinds of different demographics, from pregnant women to the elderly to young adults.
The weakness and numbness that many MS sufferers complain about can stem from many different conditions, including multiple sclerosis, optic neuritis, and other diseases or conditions. MS experts are still not sure exactly what the root cause is, but they believe it has to do with the brain's ability to send signals between the brain and various parts of the body. For instance, a damaged nerve or a leaky pipe in the brain can trigger MS symptoms. Researchers also believe there may be several factors that affect a person's ability to balance and maintain balance on a regular basis, such as head trauma, repetitive movements, and muscle spasms.
Some MS sufferers experience a "pins-and-needles" scenario in which they experience varying degrees of sensory disturbances along with a loss of balance and muscle coordination. Others will feel like they are going to pass out, while others will have a more steady grip on things. Often, the first signs of neurological symptoms are a brief sensation that one has blurred vision. This can then progress into a feeling of tingling or numbness or tingling sensation in the arms and/or legs. When the numbness and tingling became more severe, it can often progress to a point where it is noticeable that one is not able to see things clearly.
One of the most troubling MS first signs is the onset of weakness in the muscles and joints, and this often begins to occur in the mornings after eating a meal. Another of MS' first symptoms is a distinct odor that is often described as being similar to that of wet dog food. The odor that sufferers report is often a strong musty odor that they cannot get rid of without help. Another very common sign is difficulty breathing, which is often mistaken for shortness of breath. Breathing problems can be attributed to many different conditions, including cardiovascular disease, respiratory problems, and sometimes, a lack of oxygen to the brain.
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